LONDONReuters Church leaders condemned on Wednesday a Christmas nativity tableau depicting English soccer star David Beckham as Joseph and his pop singer wife Victoria as the Virgin Mary.

Well, I must say, this is a new low, if perhaps unintentionally so.

This incident, however, does bring up to my mind again, the issue of why Mel Gibson’s “Passion” was done with unknowns. Consider this situation; the problem with using these people is one of credibility.  Can anyone think of any of Hollywood’s supposed ‘top shelf’, who could play the part of Christ?